Binay supporter's 'Pres. Roxas' bus blunder backfires

This trending topic heats up the political circus. A female Binay supporter committed blunder when she posted a photo of the Pres. Roxas bus.

On July 3, a certain Mhaldita Rodriguez told her Facebook friends to share the photo of a bus with a "PRES. ROXAS" peel-and-stick decal, a vinyl sticker with adhesive backing, which also bears the logo of the Office of the President.

In her caption, she said it's a clear evidence that interior secretary Mar Roxas, a rumored presidential bet, has greed for power.

Rodriguez also included the hashtags #binayforpresident and #welovebinay.

Her post was already removed, but netizen Lem Leal Santiago captured a screenshot and posted it on his page on July 6. The screenshot has gone viral since.

He said in the caption:

MalacaƱang's shuttle buses are named after previous presidents of the Philippines. In this case, we are seeing the bus named after President Manuel Roxas.

Unluckily, some of Binay's supporters don't think first before posting anything in social media.

What Santiago said is true and his argument is substantiated with real evidence.

The "PRES. ROXAS" bus belongs to the shuttle service provided to employees of the Office of the President since 2003.

"OP employees are ferried by a fleet of buses distinguished by decals, naming each after a former President of the Philippines (e.g., Aguinaldo, Quezon, OsmeƱa, Roxas, Magsaysay, Macapagal)," an article on the government website GovPH says.

"The shuttle service runs from Monday to Friday, along the following routes: DasmariƱas, Cavite; Tanza, Cavite; Carmona, Cavite; Fairview; and Antipolo. Stops are made along these routes, as needed—as with the Tanza route that covers SCTEX, or the DasmariƱas route that traverses Coastal Road."

Binay supporter Mhaldita Rodriguez tried to fool people. Unfortunately, her blunder backfired and caused her to earn tons of criticisms from Filipino netizens.